Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 18 April 2072 Monday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1825" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2072 after 13 days on 2 May 2072 at 11:34.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 11:57 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 894 of Meeus index or 1847 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 22 minutes is the length of new lunation 894. It is 2 hours and 43 minutes longer than next lunation 895 length.
Length of current synodic month is 22 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 47 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠250.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠285°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
5 days after point of apogee on 12 April 2072 at 22:33 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 April 2072 at 15:34 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 392 758 km (244 049 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 523 km (228 368 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 15 April 2072 at 04:07 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 April 2072 at 14:06 in ♍ Virgo.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 8 April 2072 at 21:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.355°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.447° in the next northern standstill on 23 April 2072 at 08:04 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.